Patents by Inventor Takashi Hanada

Takashi Hanada has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20050141025
    Abstract: An image forming apparatus comprises an interface which can communicate with the information processing apparatus that serves as the source of updating firmware. The image forming apparatus further comprises a memory which stores a plurality of firmware programs and a controller which performs firmware updates by sequentially storing the updating firmware transferred from the information processing apparatus. When a plurality of firmware programs are transferred from the information processing apparatus, the controller performs a reboot operation to activate the updated firmware upon completing the storage and the rewriting of the updating firmware in the memory.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2004
    Publication date: June 30, 2005
    Applicant: Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Hanada
  • Publication number: 20030140260
    Abstract: A multifunctional printer is provided with a main CPU that controls the entire apparatus, main power unit that supplies power to the main CPU, sub CPU that shuts down the power supply from the main power unit to the main CPU at a predetermined condition and restores the power supply from the main power unit to the main CPU upon detecting a factor canceling the power supply shut-down, PC interface board that informs the sub CPU about the factor canceling the power supply shut-down upon detecting a printing request from a PC, and sub power unit that supplies the power to the sub CPU and PC interface board separately from the main power unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Publication date: July 24, 2003
    Applicant: MATSUSHITA GRAPHIC COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Kizawa, Tamotsu Sato, Masami Hirakawa, Takashi Hanada